Pictures are worth a thousand words. Some of them are worth even more as they add laughter into the mix.
These images will leave you shocked. How did a photographer manage to be in the right place at the right time for these perfectly timed photos?
50. by Chase Richardson
The photographer at this wedding moves back a little too far. This image was taken as he was falling over something.
You can see the reactions of those who see what is about to happen. Others are still posing, waiting for the shot.
49. by Liammm
At first glance, you’ll see an eye. The pupil, eyelids, sclera, and iris are all there. But wait! On closer inspection, it’s a draining sink with soap bubbles.
48. by Martin Bernetti
You might think this is a very strange image. You can see the hands and a leg, but the other leg loses its shape as it points towards us.
The timing is perfect with the head disappearing behind the torso. It is a perfect mix of perspective and timing.
47. by screwywabbit
There are hundreds of memes online of television scenes meeting real life. One of them is ‘trying to feed Ryan Gosling cereal’.
Here, we see a gentleman eating on the screen with the cat lining up perfectly. Even the colors match too. The cat’s expression even matches the image.
46. by Former_Manc
This is one of my favorite images for perfectly timed photos. The Buddha’s meditation hand pose lines up perfectly with the passing plane.
This makes it look like he is playing with a toy.
45. by Jens Birch
This bird capture by Jens Birch is a perfectly timed photo. There are actually two birds, as you can see by the number of wings present.
The second bird is behind the front one, and the perspective makes it look like there is one giant hybrid bird.
44. by Matt Stuart
There are many memes around the idea of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, where God reaches out to Adam with his finger.
Here, we see similar finger-pointing or reaching-out towards something. The photographer uses his perspective to show the finger ‘booping’ the man waiting for the underground.
43. by Unknown
Many of these perfectly timed photos are of a comical nature. None is better than when an inanimate object is caught interacting with an animated one.
Here we see a woman picking up some items to dress the window models. Yet, one seems to have turned around to kick her in the derriere.
The quality of the image suggests it is a set-up image, but we can only wonder.
42. by Bruno Gerber
This image by Bruno Gerber was captured in Bern, Germany. The perfectly timed photo was taken by waiting for the moon to line up with the bottom of the crane.
A scene such as this one makes it look like the crane is relocating the moon to a different spot. Simple yet effective.
41. via Smug Shots
There are many perspective controlled images out there. Whether salt flats or other scenes, people get together to create a scene that messes with your head.
Here, a woman sits and holds out her hands, where a second woman stands further away and jumps. It makes it look as if she is jumping out of her hands.
40. by engine.co.ua
Ouch! It really makes me wonder how a photographer can capture a scene like this. It must take a second for the thrown bat to reach the man’s face. Yet, the photographer managed to compose and capture the shot perfectly.
It also surprises me that the photographer has much better reactions than the man who has a bat coming towards him.
39. by Pam Mullins
We can use perfectly timed photos to change the meaning of other subjects. Here, we spot flight lines from what we would associate with a plane.
However, with the placement of the eagle, it looks like the lines are coming from its feet. It makes it look like a really fast bird.
38. Woodpecker and Weasel by Martin Le-May
This is one of the best examples of a perfectly timed photo. The photographer was just hanging around a park on a sunny day when he heard a bird shrieking.
He turned around to see that a weasel had jumped on the back of a woodpecker. Out of amazement, he still managed to capture both creatures together.
37. by Jojokroezz
Some of the funniest images include animals and humans interacting. You’re never really sure when this interaction will take place. Most of these perfectly timed photographs are by complete accident.
Here, we see an owl crashing a wedding, replacing the groom’s face. It’s almost too good to be an accident.
36. by Chris Thomas
This image by Chris Thomas is a great shot of the moon behind a passenger plane.
It’s almost too good to be true, especially given the speed of such flying behemoths.
35. by sloppyFarts
I’m almost 100% positive that animals play up to the camera just as much as humans do. Images such as the one below prove that animals have a sense of humor, equalling that of us homo sapiens.
This manatee uses its location and perspective to make it look as if it is trying to eat the girl’s head. A perfectly timed photo.
34. by Nick Kelly
Here, we see an image of a fish with a man’s body.
Wait a second. That can’t be right.
It just so happens that the fish managed to swim into the perfect place to cover the man’s face and make it look real.
33. by taringa.net
There are so many things happening in the scenes of tourist photos. Some of the subjects are being photobombed, where others show scenes that are more interesting than the intended person.
Here, we are supposed to focus on the man in the blue shirt. But our eyes are drawn to the right-hand side where a man has fallen off his bike and hit the lamppost.
32. by Baiju Patil
When a photographer captures animals in their natural habitat, we are given a glimpse of their lives.
This perfectly timed photograph shows a bird eating a fish. This is definitely something we don’t always get to see.
31. by Unknown
A scene like this is so incredibly uncommon, I doubt there is a mathematical equation to explain its rarity.
As the two men fight, one man’s tattoo lines up perfectly with the other fighter’s face, making him look like he has a mustache.
30. by postnatald
The perfectly timed photo element of this scene isn’t immediately obvious. The Olympic rings appear twice in our article, making it a common object to use for these sorts of images.
29. by LucilleSluggers
This image of a man being hit in the face with a basketball seems very strange. For one, he shows no reaction to the impending doom. There is not a flinch in his stance.
Secondly, it hits his face so perfectly, it would look like a mask if there wasn’t a ripple in the man’s face.
28. by RagsyBoy
At first glance, it looks like an ordinary wedding day photograph. But if you advert your eyes to the left, the reflection tells a different story. Who, or what is she actually kissing?
27. by RedditorJoker
Some of these perfectly timed photos are the best because they aren’t obvious. The people in the background aren’t always aware of their situation.
Here, we see the tipping point. The woman is falling backward but is yet to realize she passed the point of no return.
26. by Unknown
The dog peeping around the corner at just the right time makes it a perfectly timed photo.
Thank goodness their outer layers have similar color tones.
25. by PDP-11
We saw one image previously of a crane moving a moon. Here, we see a similar crane picking up and moving the Eiffel Tower.
It takes a lot of work to get a perspective this good. Adding timing in the mix is a recipe for disaster, yet PDP-11 captures it perfectly.
24. by Alex Thomson Racing
This is an image that was planned beforehand. But for me, that doesn’t take away the incredibleness from the scene.
Not only is the boat floating irregularly, but they also managed to place a man in a suit standing on the boat’s rudder.
23. by bukagambar.com
Clouds are a great source of perfectly timed photos. here, we see a cloud being either sucked or blown by the statue.
It lines up perfectly with the statue’s horn, making it a spectacular sight.
22. by Jibby
Here we see a statue of Jesus juggling a plane. The photographer saw the location and waited for the perfect opportunity.
21. by Lynn Sessions
We often see scenes within inanimate objects, such as clouds or rock formations.
Here, we see the placement of the moon with a hole in the rock to create an eye.
20. by Jörn Kessels
Seagulls are the bane of existence. If they aren’t pooping all over you, they are being a nuisance by stealing your food.
What we see here is an upset man, and we see the reason why when we notice what is in the seagull’s mouth.
It is a perfect composition and even in perfect focus.
19. by Phydeaux
Here, we see the woman’s face being completed by the eagle. The eyes line up, making it a strange perspective to look at.
18. by Frode Sandbech
This snowboarder is using the well-lit moon as a stepping stone. He even looks as if he is aware that it is there, but it’s all down to the placement and timing of the photographer.
17. Jonah Hill by Unknown
A while ago, an image of Jonah Hill went viral across the internet. It isn’t immediately obvious, but you’ll soon notice that holding a coffee by its lid isn’t always the best idea.
16. by Robert Haas
One of my favorite scenes is this image of what looks like a flamingo, made from flamingoes. How often does something like this happen? Less than rarely, I can tell you!
15. by nature-wallpapers
We love images like this, as the perspective is different from most images out there. Here, we look up, through a building from its courtyard and see a plane passing overhead.
A perfect perspective, well-framed, and offering us a perfectly timed photo.
14. Mantis by Tustel Ico
This beautiful shot of a praying mantis is exemplified by the location. The plant he sits on makes it look like he is riding a bike.
13. by Wilma Hurskainen
When does clothing match a scene? This is something very rare, so the timing is just as important as the perspective.
12. by hmistry
Birds flying in the sky create all sorts of shapes. But rarely do they create ones that connect with us visually.
Here we see a flock of birds creating the shape of a dolphin. I wonder if they ever saw one.
11. by Craig Hull Photography
This image has more to do with perspective than timing, yet it creates an excellent example of changing the idea of a scene with the right time of day.
10. by kolyan.net
We love it when items mimic other items in an image. Juxtaposition is very important in photography, and as humans, we also notice patterns easily.
Here, the plane with wings outstretched copies the stature of Jesus on the hill behind.
9. by dangerous-lhama
Oops! This looks like a beautiful image that happened to go wrong.
A photographer might find it difficult to shoot while a child is falling, so it was captured by mistake. Maybe they need to be a little faster next time.
8. by Lentilcia
A ladybird riding a flower in the breeze seems like an impossible shot. Yet, we see it in front of our eyes as one of the most perfectly timed photos ever captured.
We included this image as we know that it’s an almost impossible shot.
Here, we witness a sonic boom happening as a fighter jet crosses the sound barrier. We can almost hear the sound it makes.
6. by Martin Parr
Martin Parr is a world-renowned photographer, and in this project, he turns his camera towards life at the beach.
These seagulls are stealing food. But as they never stick around, this one also qualifies as a perfectly timed photograph.
5. by Craig Hull Photography
This image by street photographer Craig Hull isn’t immediately obvious.
We see an attractive woman passing the front of the camera, and then we notice the eyes of the men in the car in the background.
4. by Melissa Brandts
Selfies in a natural and rural environment pose a threat. The threat of animals coming to join for a selfie is the number one cause for humorous photographs.
3. by REUTERS/Luke MacGregor
The Olympic rings have already popped up on our list, but this one is our favorite.
Here, the moon lines up, turning the five rings to six and thus creating a triangle. They are even the same size.
2. by iq-1.livejournal.com
Not only do I feel like yawning when I see this image, but I’m also pretty sure this soldier is still being punished for this act.
1. by Stephane Ducandas
Our favorite image in our perfectly timed photography list is one by Stephane Ducandas. This is number one on our list, as we can see above and below the water at the same time.
The amount of work and pre-planning that went into getting this shot shouldn’t be taken easily.